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Ch 24: MTTC English: Literary Analysis

About This Chapter

The engaging lessons in this chapter can give you a comprehensive overview of literary analysis. The video and text lessons and self-assessment quizzes can assist in your preparations for the MTTC English assessment.

MTTC English: Literary Analysis - Chapter Summary

Brush up on your knowledge of literary analysis to ease the process of studying for the MTTC English assessment. After reviewing the lessons in this chapter, you will be prepare for the following:

  • Defining and identifying devices of rhetoric
  • Understanding the summary and analysis of Aristotle's poetics
  • Explaining characteristics of Neoclassical literature
  • Describing the definition and forms of literary criticism
  • Understanding how to interpret texts from a critical perspective
  • Using text to guide your interpretation of literary meaning

Expert instructors in the lessons provide the detailed overview of literary analysis you need to tackle related questions on the exam. Review the lessons as often as necessary, and utilize easily identifiable vocabulary words within the text lessons to ensure you fully comprehend this chapter.

Objectives of the MTTC English: Literary Analysis Chapter

The primary objective of the MTTC English: Literary Analysis chapter is to give you the tools you need to succeed on the assessment. The video lessons cover topics found in the genre and craft of language subarea, which constitutes approximately 30% of the entire test. After watching the videos, you can take self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam to reinforce concepts covered in the lessons, and gain access to questions formatted similarly to the 100 multiple-choice questions you'll see on the exam.

Passing the MTTC English assessment, which requires a score of 220, enables you to add the English endorsement to your Michigan teaching certificate so that you can educate students on this subject at the middle grades and secondary levels. Use this chapter as a studying resource to get you steps closer toward accomplishing your goal.

6 Lessons in Chapter 24: MTTC English: Literary Analysis
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Rhetoric? - Definition, Devices & Examples

1. What is Rhetoric? - Definition, Devices & Examples

If you don't read this lesson, you'll never understand what rhetoric means! That may or may not be true; it's probably just hyperbole. Read about the different definitions of rhetoric and some of its most popular means of persuasion.

Aristotle's Poetics: Summary & Analysis

2. Aristotle's Poetics: Summary & Analysis

You may have taken a look at Aristotle's 'Poetics' and thought to yourself, 'This sounds like Greek to me.' But, that doesn't mean you can't get a grasp on the philosopher's message. Watch this video for a synopsis and analysis of this ancient aesthetic treatise!

Neoclassical Literature: Definition, Characteristics & Movement

3. Neoclassical Literature: Definition, Characteristics & Movement

Neoclassical literature was written between 1660 and 1798. It was a time of both formality and artificiality. In this lesson, we will examine the characteristics and literature of this time period.

Literary Criticism: Definition, Examples & Forms

4. Literary Criticism: Definition, Examples & Forms

For as long as writers have been writing, there have been critics evaluating their work. In this lesson, we will take a look at why literary criticism is important and a few different common approaches used to analyze literature.

Interpreting Texts from a Critical Perspective

5. Interpreting Texts from a Critical Perspective

In this lesson, you will be thinking about the influence that different critical perspectives have on literary analysis and criticism. You will learn some of the dominant critical theories and see how perspectives determine the approach to a single text.

Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation

6. Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation

In this lesson, we will discuss how to find and interpret literary meaning in writings. The lesson will focus on using the text to find key elements to guide your interpretation.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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